Bihar Elections : Battle to win muslim vote on a high

With Bihar Assembly Election knocking at the door, it’s high time for politicians to woo back masses with promises and offers to achieve win in this battle of votes. With 16percent voters residing in Bihar being Muslim, the battle to win over is on a high. Having only four more days at hand, all politicians are at their best form to make their way in the hearts of masses and ensure a sure victory.

This veiled reference by the Prime Minister, to Nitish Kumar and his party’s alliance with the BJP, is  an attempt to consolidate the Muslim vote behind the Congress party.

For Nitish Kumar, it has been a catch-22 situation. His party’s alliance with the BJP in Bihar almost ended in June this year, over the issue of Narendra Modi trying to gain a footing in Bihar politics, ahead of the BJP’s national executive meeting in Patna.

Ensuring then Narendra Modi and Varun Gandhi have not campaigned for the BJP in Bihar, is seen as a bid by Nitish to keep his Muslim vote-base intact. More recently, the BJP’s subdued response to the Ayodhya vedict was also seen to be a move with the Bihar elections in mind.

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